Daniel Jones – NYG – 15.9ppg – 29%
Danny Dimes is fantasy relevant and the Giants are 6-1. QB #9 through 7 weeks of the NFL season, Jones has been consistent – giving owners in need of a bye week QB a great option going into a Week 8 matchup against a subpar Seahawks defense.
Gus Edwards – BAL – 18ppg – 16%
In his first game back in almost 2 years, Edwards took the start for the Ravens this past Sunday against the Browns. Now, I saw a tweet from Adam Schefter and Field Yates that Edwards was taking snaps with the 1st team offense prior to the game. Now at this point I needed a flex play due to some injuries and bye weeks… so I plugged in Edwards as a flier. Boy did he deliver, carrying the ball 16 times for 66 yards and 2 scores. In a run heavy offense, grab Edwards at all costs.
Tyler Allgeier – 6ppg – 30%
I wrote about Allgeier a couple weeks ago when Cordarrelle Patterson went to IR. His numbers have not been impressive, but he has managed at least 10 carries in all but one game this season. Allgeier is a great bye week replacement and worth the roster stash for the time being.
Mecole Hardman – KC – 8.6ppg – 21%
Hardman exploded Sunday with 3 touchdowns for the Chiefs in a big win over the 49ers. He will of course trail Travis Kelce and JuJu Smith-Schuster in targets, but with his big play ability Hardman is worth the roster spot.
Darius Slayton – NYG – 4.4ppg – 1%
Slayton had big rookie and sophomore seasons with the Giants, amassing almost 1500 yards and 11 scores over those two seasons. However, injuries and an influx of receivers on the Giants roster has limited Slayton’s output the last two seasons. A big play threat and perhaps the most consistent receiver on a 6-1 Giants team? Worth the add.
Harrison Bryant – CLE – 2.1ppg – 0%
With David Njoku likely out until after the Browns Week 9 bye, Harrison Bryant and Pharoah Brown are next in line for targets. I give the edge to Bryant, who has been consistently utilized over Brown in 2 TE sets. The Browns must fill Njoku’s target share, which is second on the team to only Amari Cooper. Obviously there might be better options to fill your roster with, but if you need a flier at the thinnest position in football, Bryant might be your guy.
Scoring is based on .5 PPR